I think the organizers under estimated how popular this festival would be. I've never been to anything this successful on the pier before. They should have had it at the HARD / FYF park.
Plus whoever was keeping track of the capacity didn't estimate it right and they obviously over sold the tickets.
If I had VIP tickets I probably would have had more fun because I could skip the entry line and get to stay in the non crowded VIP viewing areas.